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  • Date of Birth:11/16/1942
  • Date of Casualty:3/6/1968
  • Home of Record:AVON BY THE SEA
  • County of Record:MONMOUTH COUNTY
  • State:NJ
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CAPT
  • Panel/Line:43E, 24
  • Casualty Province:GIA DINH


  • Wall Name:DENNIS W KLEIN
  • Date of Birth:9/24/1947
  • Date of Casualty:3/6/1968
  • Home of Record:KEANSBURG
  • County of Record:MONMOUTH COUNTY
  • State:NJ
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:43E, 12
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH


is honored on Panel 43E, Line 24 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • God bless you, Eddie

    Posted on 4/5/16 - by Mike Skaret
    You were my Field 1st Sergeant when I was in Basic Training at Ft. Leonard Wood and then we served together as Officer Candidates (64th Company OC) at Ft. Benning. You were an inspiration and friend to us all and I've never forgotten you. See you soon buddy, sleep well.
  • Not So Friendly Fire? Was Vietnam Soldier Killed for Stance against Confederate Flag?

    Posted on 3/10/16 - by Larry L. Kitchen now Djehuty Se Hotep
    In memory of my father.

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  • Not in vain

    Posted on 3/28/15 - by Orbry Van Ellis SFC, US Army Ret
    Lt. Eddie Kitchen Jr., I salute you. It's soldiers like you who paid the ultimate price so I can live free. This freedom I have, costed you everything and I'm grateful. When I met your daughters in high school and they talked about you, I was in awe. They showed pictures and news articles of you and I thank them for introducing us. After 22 years of military service and years of retirement you and your family are still in my thoughts. Your family kept your memory alive and because of that I will always remember you and your sacrifice. You rest on, cause your service was not in vain.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 2LT Eddie Kitchen Jr, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • My Drill Instructor

    Posted on 5/20/12 - by Craig Stavnes
    I'll always remember SGT Kitchen 'welcoming' me & my fellow basic training recruits as we got off the bus in June 1966 at Ft Leonard Wood Mo. I admired (and feared) him at the same time. He encouraged me to attend OCS, which I did, serving as a Lt in the 101st Airborne in Vietnam in '68. Thanks Eddie for all you did to inspire us!!
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